Kerry’s Ginger Wins The Nose Of Tralee And Has Big Plans For Year Ahead

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Stacey Wallace with Ginger, who was recently crowned the Nose of Tralee 2015. Photo by Gavin O’Connor.

WHILE the Rose crown may be on its way back to Meath, there’s still cause for celebration down here in the kingdom after Kerry dog Ginger secured the title of the Nose of Tralee 2015.

Beating out stiff competition from around the country along the way, Ginger has scooped the prize in the second year of the competition after she gained huge online support which led to her receiving over 15,000 votes (click here for our previous story on Ginger)

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“It’s amazing, we had a few people over last night for the results. We were delighted, it’s still kind of sinking in really. She had her first outing as the Nose of Tralee today,” said Ginger’s owner Stacey Wallace speaking to on Wednesday.

“At the end, we had just under 15,000 votes and we were about 1,800 votes ahead of Dublin when they closed the lines. Between all the people in Kerry and all the different rescue centres, they’ve all been supporting her, sharing her [online] every day and voting every day. We didn’t expect this to take off as much as it did. 15,000 votes at the end of three weeks was just incredible,” she continued.

“She’ll be the face of Pet Sitters Ireland for the year, and our own aim down here will be to use these 12 months to help rescues and to give recognition to Animal Help Net Kerry (AHNK) and after that, we hope to do whatever we can to raise awareness for animal cruelty all over Ireland,”

“With AHNK, when we get Gingers photo shoot done, we plan on doing Christmas cards and calendars for the new year. We’re going to start with that and obviously all proceeds will go to AHNK. They do it every year and they might sell a little bit more if Ginger is on it,” she finished.

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